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The kingdom of the Hittites

Author: Trevor Bryce; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
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In the fourteenth century BC the Hittites became the supreme political and military power in the Near East. How did they achieve their supremacy? How successful were they in maintaining it? What brought about their collapse and disappearance? This comprehensive history of the Hittite kingdom examines recent archaeological discoveries and original texts, giving the ancient Hittites the opportunity to speak to the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor Bryce; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
ISBN: 0198140959 9780198140955 0199240108 9780199240104
OCLC Number: 36759890
Description: xiv, 464 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: The origins of the Hittites --
Anatolia in the Assyrian Colony period --
Territories and early rivals of Hatti --
The foundations of the kingdom: the reigns of Labarna and Hattusili I --
The struggles for the royal succession: from Mursili I to Muwatalli I --
A new era begins: from Tudhaliya I/II to Tudhaliya III --
The supremacy of Hatti: the reign of Suppiluliuma I --
A young king proves his worth: the reign of Mursili II --
The showdown with Egypt: the reign of Muwatalli II --
The ill-fated reign of the second-rank son: the reign of Urhi-Tesub --
Hatti and the world of international diplomacy: the reign of Hattusili III --
New enterprises, new threats: the reign of Tudhaliya IV --
The fall of the kingdom and its aftermath --
The Trojan War: myth or reality?
Responsibility: Trevor Bryce.
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This text presents a history of the kingdom of the Hittites, and its role in the context of the ancient Near Eastern world. It begins with an account of the Hittites predecessors, then traces the  Read more...

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